==Loading the file==
Initial import of a large (100,000+) database from either Gramps XML formats or GEDCOM can take a few hours. You will need to adjust the number of allowable locks. For 140,000 people you should use:
* ''max_locks'' 300000
== Avoid Gramplets ==
Avoid gramplets which do a lot of database work. The '''[[Deep_Connections_Gramplet|Deep Connections]]''' Gramplet seems to be the worst case.
These gramplets slow everything down enormously.
== Avoid general filters ==